Bruce Springsteen - The Album Collection 1973-84 [8LP Box] (180 Gram)
Bruce Springsteen's first seven albums, remastered on LP for the first time!
Newly transferred from the original analogue master tapes
Features the most beloved Springsteen recordings: ''Born To Run,'' ''Hungry Heart,'' ''Dancing In The Dark'' and ''Born In The U.S.A.''
Box set features all albums packaged in faithful recreations of original LP sleeves and accompanying book of rare memorabila and photos
''Last Thursday, at the Harvard Square theatre, I saw my rock 'n' roll past flash before my eyes. And I saw something else: I saw rock and roll's future and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time.'' - Jon Landau, The Real Paper, May 22, 1974
For the first time ever, Legacy Recordings is revisiting one of the greatest discographies in rock 'n' roll history: the first seven unforgettable albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984 are remastered and reissued on LP as an exciting new box set. Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 features some of the most acclaimed works of the 20th century. Six of these albums placed on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, five of them were Billboard Top 10 hits and all of them, combined, account for more than 34 million albums shipped in the United States.
The albums include Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973), The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973), Born To Run (1975), Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978), The River (1980), Nebraska (1982) and Born In The U.S.A. (1984).
The story of Bruce Springsteen has long been etched into the firmament of rock and roll. To some, he is the poet of the Jersey shore who wrote complex characters that appealed to the young and the hopeful across the nation (and later, the world). To others, he's a studio perfectionist who tinkered with Dylanesque folk, deep-rooted, intellectually and politically astute rock and soul, and a sense of production grandeur to rival Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.
Some laud him as a brilliant bandleader, turning the sprawling E Street Band (including the outsized musical personalities of guitarist Steven Van Zandt, bassist Garry Tallent, drummer Max Weinberg, keyboardists Roy Bittan and Danny Federici and the Big Man himself, saxophonist Clarence Clemons) into one of the tightest ensembles in rock and roll history, and a recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's sidemen category. Still others find him a brilliant if reluctant pop star crafting taut, heavy-hitters tailor-made for FM radio-including ''Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),'' ''Born To Run,'' ''Hungry Heart,'' ''Dancing In The Dark,'' ''Born In The U.S.A.,'' ''Glory Days'' and more.
Whoever Springsteen is to you, this comprehensive review of the works that made him a star, spanning from 1973 to 1984, is your chance to discover or rediscover him in a big way. Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working under the personal supervision of Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has impeccably mastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters. Using the Plangent Process playback system, noted for its ability to correct pitch errors and other distortions in the magnetic tape, this is, hands down, the most detailed take on Springsteen's high-energy studio performances anywhere.
Fans around the world have craved remastered versions of Springsteen's beloved studio albums (including the opening one-two punch of his career in 1973, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, which have not been repressed on CD since the dawn of the format in the early 1980s). That time has finally arrived: The Album Collection Vol. 1 features Springsteen's first seven albums, presented in meticulous recreations of their original packaging and accompanied by a beautiful accompanying book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings.
You've never heard them like this.
Box includes Bruce Springsteen's first seven albums:
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
Blinded by the Light
Mary Queen of Arkansas
Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
Lost in the Flood
Spirit in the Night
It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)
The E Street Shuffle
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Wild Billy's Circus Story
Incident on 57th Street
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
New York City Serenade
Born To Run (1975)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
She's The One
Meeting Across The River
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
Adam Raised a Cain
Something in the Night
Racing in the Street
The Promised Land
Streets of Fire
Prove It All Night
Darkness on the Edge of Town
The River (1980) - (2 disc)
The Ties That Bind
Out in the Street
Crush on You
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
I Wanna Marry You
I'm a Rocker
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck on the Highway
Mansion on the Hill
Open All Night
My Father's House
Reason to Believe
Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
Born in the U.S.A.
Working on the Highway
I'm On Fire
I'm Goin' Down
Dancing in the Dark